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Sanitary Sewer Utilities
Public Works

6844 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: 763-585-7100
Fx: 763-585-7159

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sanitary Sewer Utility operations provides for the collection and pumping of sanitary sewage through a system of mains and lift stations. Sewage is treated by the Minnesota Council of Environmental Services. The City has approximately 105.51 miles of sanitary sewer ranging in size from 8-inches to 24-inches in diameter, and 8,774 service connections. Included in this division's responsibilities are the routine and preventative maintenance of the City's collection system and its appurtenances, monitoring of inflow and infiltration, television inspection of the interiors of mains and customer service such as providing sewer locations. Residents should also contact the City before calling a sewer cleaning service if a sewer backup problem is experienced.

 Sanitary Sewer Utilities Goals: 
  • Continue root sawing of approximately 15-miles of main every year. 
  • Maintain routine line cleaning of known trouble spots, as well as regular routine cleaning to remove grit, grease and roots. 
  • Monitor inflow and infiltration and take necessary action to reduce or eliminate.
  • Provide timely locating services as per Gopher State One Call
  • Televise all project areas and trouble spots as identified by City staff and establish repairs and/or repair projects from information obtained. 
  • Work together with the Engineering Division in reconstruction areas to inspect new installations as well as repairs on mains and services. 
Sanitary Sewer Utility facilities handles the operation and maintenance of the City's 10 wastewater lift stations, which include buildings, equipment and property. 

Facilities Goals:  
  • Monitor inflow and pump efficiency.
  • Routine and emergency maintenance of wells and continued monitoring of static/pumping levels and well depths.
  • Maintain chemical feed equipment so as to comply with State guidelines for disinfection, fluoridation and corrosion control.
  • Preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of electrical controls, telemetry system and building and grounds.
  • Routine maintenance and repair of the interiors/exteriors of the City's water towers providing for proper seasonal level fluctuation to avoid possible structural damage.
  • Maintain accurate calibration of all towers.